2nd Round Candidates Announced for China’s Harbin International Violin Competition

The 15 violin candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin have been announced

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The 15 violin candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin have today been announced.

The 2018 2nd round candidates are:

  • Yun Fei Bai (China, 24)
  • Meruert Karmenova (Kazakhstan, 24)
  • Jee Won Kim (South Korea, 27)
  • Stepan Lavrov (Russia, 30)
  • Fang Lei Liu (China, 26)
  • Petr Lundstrem (Russia, 24)
  • Pei Wen Ni (China, 28)
  • Kyumin Park (South Korea, 21)
  • Dmitry Smirnov (Russia, 23)
  • Ryosuke Suho (Japan, 22)
  • Elena Tarosyan (Russia, 24)
  • Pin Hua Zeng (China, 21)
  • Hao Ya Zhang (China, 22)
  • Leonid Zheleznyi (Russia, 23)
  • Nancy Zhou (USA, 25)

Open to international violinists, aged between 20 and 34, the 1st prize winner will receive US $50,000.

For the 2nd round, each candidate will present a 50-60 minute recital – including this year’s newly commissioned work ‘Taiping Drum’ by a Chinese composer, Zhou Long.

The 2018 jury comprises: Augustin Dumay, Ilya Kaler, Mihaela Martin, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Vera Tsu, Viktor Tretiyakov, Maxim Fedotov, Danan Liang and Alissa Margulis.

PICTURED: 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 2nd Round Candidate, Nancy Zhou from the United States

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